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Published Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Clock returns to Edmonton!

clock A beautiful longcase clock, made in the early 20th Century, which once stood on the staircase outside the Mayor’s parlour in Edmonton Town Hall has been returned to the area by £8,300 worth of Enfield Residents Priority Fund (ERPF) money.

The clock was originally donated to the people of Edmonton in 1956 by Mr H J Turner, a watch and clockmaker of The Green, Edmonton.  Mr Turner was responsible for the upkeep and winding of the clocks in the Town Hall, and it is assumed that the clock was donated on his retirement. When the Town Hall was demolished in the 1980s the clock was taken to Forty Hall for safe keeping and was on display there until 2010 when the Hall closed for refurbishment.  Since then it has been cared for by the borough’s Museum service in the museum stores.

The clock was restored and returned to public display in a location as near as possible to where the Town Hall stood, and to the workshop of the donor where it originated.  

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure Youth and Localism said “This beautiful clock is an important part of Edmonton’s heritage, and it is only right it should be seen and appreciated in situ.

“The ERPF money is all about making a difference locally, I am delighted to see it has been positioned right by the main entrance doors, in a library which is one of the busiest in the borough and used by all sections of the community.

“By returning Edmonton’s heritage to Edmonton, local people can learn from and interact with their heritage far more easily”

Edmonton Green Library is open between 9.00am till 7.00pm Mon -Thurs; 9.00am - 5.30pm Fri; and 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat.

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